HISTORY OF REDEMPTION
Understanding the plan of redemption; how it came about and its consequences are essential for us to live God’s plan for us. Before Christ, we were sinners, but, through the New Birth, we were justified and can stand before God as children, without fear, inferiority, condemnation or shame. In this subject, we will learn about the three dimensions of man’s fall and our redemption to enable us to fully understand the benefits of the cross.
PANORAMA OF THE BIBLE
Are we living in the end times? The Bible indicates the future of humanity and all things, as well as the eternal destiny of those who believe and those who do not believe in the redemptive work of Christ Jesus. Due to lack of knowledge on this subject, many fear the end. The main focus of this subject is to address all dispensations and covenants between God and men, from the Old to the New Testament, unveiling a new and superior Covenant, through which we enter into through the precious blood of Christ.
AUTHORITY OF FAITH
This subject aims to highlight the operational principles of faith, – the way of life desired by God for all His children, because it is written: “The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17). During classes we will learn that when we are born again, the Christian receives authority through the powerful Name of Jesus. How we use this name, how Jesus received it by conquest it and how it was given to us, are also among the material taught.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Although, in essence, God is identified in three distinct people and individual persons, each person of The Trinity shares, in everything, the attributes of God and has a unique function and personality with the Trinity. The purpose of this subject is to clarify and teach about the person, the manifestations of and our relationship with The Spirit, in order that we may daily experience the fullness of God’s presence. The Holy Spirit is a person and wants to move through His Church.
KNOWING THE FATHER
We know the character of God through His Word, for it expresses what He is and His will for us. He has moral attributes, which must be imitated by His children: Love, kindness, faithfulness, holiness, amongst others. And also non-moral, or peculiar attributes of His divinity: omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence. God’s Word is God Himself speaking to us. In this subject we will learn even more about the Trinity and more, specifically, about God the Father. Also explained are the names given to God in the Bible, their scope and meanings.
Is healing for everyone? The Bible states that “by the stripes of Jesus, we were healed”. Christ died on the cross so that everyone who believes in Him can experience health as a lifestyle. Healing was an essential part of Jesus’ ministry that demonstrated the Father’s will. It is important to learn how to take possession of your healing, how to maintain it, how to use faith in the name of Jesus and to how lay hands on the sick for them to be healed.
THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST
Christ is the doctrinal centre of Scripture that supports the entire Christian life. Many of His teachings are covered in this subject. There are six elementary principles that form the basis for it: Repentance; Faith; Baptisms; Laying on of Hands; Resurrection and Judgment. Aspects of sound doctrine and false doctrine will also be covered.
THE GREAT COMMISSION
The Great Commission is a task for the whole church. Every Christian is called to the ministry of reconciliation. “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature”. This is the Lord’s ordinance for His Church. To fulfil the command ‘’go to all nations’’ must be foremost in the heart of everyone who desires to obey the Lord and see His purposes fulfilled on earth. Evangelism and its techniques will be the main themes of this subject.
THE DIVINE PLAN FOR THE FAMILY
The family was conceived and instituted by God at the beginning of everything. Sin distorted the creation of God and corrupted His institutions, however, in Christ, these were restored and it became possible to return to the true path. In this subject, we will look at the family from the biblical point of view, as well as learn about the principles that steer it back to the divine pattern, which is undoubtedly the best! These classes will help us to develop the government that Christ desires in our homes.
FRUIT AND HOLINESS
The fruit of the spirit is the manifestation of the nature of God implanted in us, through the New Birth. In this subject we will learn that the consequence of having been grafted into the “true vine” (that is Jesus Christ) is the production of fruit in our daily life in accordance with the species of the tree of which we are branches, visibly manifesting the essence that is in us because of God’s indwelling presence.
THE ABC’s OF FAITH
Man’s whole relationship with God and everything that he can do in God is by faith, and only by faith. It is the way to receive from God. Throughout the Bible, the pleasure and joy that God has in relating to His Creation is evident, even more so, when man also shares this same desire. What faith is, how to receive it and how to release it are the focus of this subject. “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Heb. 11.6).
HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
We are the people of God, have the mind of Christ and need to understand the things that have happened to make us what we are today, both as individuals and as the church of Christ on earth. In studying church history, we will learn about the directions that men, called by God took and therefore understand the reasons for the current state of the Church of Christ. An accurate understanding of events that have already happened will be gained in this subject. This will give us greater confidence to refute various accusations besides strengthening our identity and beliefs.
In this subject we will deal with the Body of Christ, both through the Ministry of helps, as well as those called to any of the five ministerial gifts, listed in Ephesians 4:11 – Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers. Jesus placed the ministry gifts in the Church to help us grow in His image. A minister is someone who has been set apart to minister holy and sacred things. His calling is to the people, just as Christ was a representative of God on earth. Christian service is an expression of love and gratitude to God.
MINISTERING THE WORDD
This subject is the conclusion of 18 subjects and is the only ‘practical’ one.. The student is the teacher and will be able to share or minister from his heart. A schedule will be drawn up and each student will choose a topic to teach to their classmates. The Word will be preached. In addition to the students who are part of that school year, teachers and supervisors will also be present to follow along and evaluate this unique moment in the students’ lives.
RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
As Christians, we can walk in fellowship with God through prayer, thus enjoying an incomparable inner peace. Learning how to pray effectively is one of the most important things a Christian can do. It is impossible for a Christian to succeed in fulfilling God’s purpose for his life if he does not know how to pray according to biblical principles.
God is the source of all authority. He alone is the ruler of the universe, His eternal plan is to establish His Kingdom, for God is the one who sits on the throne, He is Lord and Sovereign. The Kingdom of God is our organizational model. Divine principles lead us to respect those placed in authority over us, in all spheres, and to be servant leaders, who love, care for and are examples for those under leadership. Jesus showed us that the Kingdom of God operates by laws and principles different from the kingdoms of this world. We will not be able to apply the principles and laws of the kingdoms of this world and expect positive results in the Kingdom of Heaven.
It is vital that we learn what God actually says about our prosperity so that we can live in a way that brings glory to God. God is our source and He is the one who gives us the ability to acquire wealth, which is not only material, but principally spiritual. The Word of God reveals a surprising truth; that God has planned for each of His children a life full of victories and achievements for His Kingdom. The focus of this subject will be developing a lifestyle of peace and joy in spirit, soul and body, so that we can be generous and enjoy great harvests in every area of our lives, because God wants each of his children to live a prosperous life.
In the Word of God, we find grace associated with everything that comes from Him. God Himself is called “God of all grace” (1 Peter 5:10). His throne, His Spirit, His Word, even Jesus came full of grace. The Bible says that grace is abundant, multiform, it says that we were called by it, saved, justified, redeemed, sanctified by grace. The dispensation we are in is that of grace, the work of the cross is called the work of grace. Grace is God’s undeserved favour, but it is also the ability to please and serve God in reverence and Holy fear (see Hebrews 12:28). Grace is the foundation of our salvation and our life in Christ.